Lapis lazuli as unexpected blue pigment in Iranian Lâjvardina ceramics
Article first published online: 27 JUN 2003
Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
Volume 34, Issue 6, pages 420–423, June 2003
How to Cite
Colomban, P. (2003), Lapis lazuli as unexpected blue pigment in Iranian Lâjvardina ceramics. J. Raman Spectrosc., 34: 420–423. doi: 10.1002/jrs.1014
- Issue published online: 27 JUN 2003
- Article first published online: 27 JUN 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 APR 2003
- Manuscript Received: 5 MAR 2003
- lapis lazuli
Raman analysis of an ancient ewer (Iran, 13th century) belonging to the Lâjvardina blue glazed ceramics shows that the ultramarine colour results from the unexpected deposit of a lazurite-rich slip at the interface between the body and a cobalt-containing lime-rich glaze. This confirms the use of Lâjvard (lapis lazuli) as reported in an old alchemist's treatise (Abû'l Qâsim Kâshâni, 14th century). Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.